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FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
. but the shooter, we're told, this 20-year-old adam lanza. according to rick leventhal, who has been leading much of the reporting today on this, adam lanza woke thumb morning at his mother's home, shot her in the face and then came to this school. imagine the scene right now in sandy hook elementary. though the bodies of the children, many of them still there, we are told, and the difficulties are caught in identifying it, the only way because these kids obviously don't carry i.d., is for the parents to actually identify the bodies themselves. governor malloy talked about that difficult process earlier today. listen. >> our police personnel and others are doing the utmost to clear this situation as soon as possible to return these children to their parents or these loved ones to their fellow loved ones as quickly as possible. and we'll work with all of the residents of this community and connecticut to make sure that we do, in fact, get through this. >> just imagine, bill, that many of these parents have probably already bought and wrapped christmas presents, put them under the tree. they'll nev
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm PST
and the foot and the other children suffered nonlife threatening injury. get to scene with rick leventhal who is there and has been throughout the day. rick, describe what is going on there now. >> well, john, we had another briefing from the state police regarding what they can tell us, what they are comfortable sharing with us at this hour. remember the shooting was less than eight hours ago. the information has been changing throughout the day. but what we know now is they got a 911 call from the school, just after 9:30 this morning. newtown, connecticut police officers went to the school. immediately called for state police backup. when the rest of the officers arrived, they didn't wait. they went inside that school looking for children, looking for adults that could be brought out of the school and brought to safety with the knowledge that there had been a shooting inside that school. officers located two rooms in one area of the school. that is where the 27 bodies, victims were found. two of the victims were children who were taken to a hospital. and died at the hospital. 18 other child
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
the country. rick leventhal is live in new york city with more, rick? >> reporter: family members of keyes's victims say this is best thing that could happen, serial killer spares himself and sparing trials and delays in punishment. israel keyes is being held in jail cell in anchorage, alaska, facing trial for the murder of a 18-year-old girl abducted from a coffee kiosk. they believe samantha koenig was killed and her body found in ice covered lake. keyes used her atm card in several states before being caught in texas and tried to escape during trial. [shouting] >> back up. >> get him back. >> reporter: tough to hear that was obviously audio from the courtroom. keyes was alone in his is cell when he was found dead. authorities wouldn't say how he ended his life. he gave very little information about these alleged other murders. he claimed responsibility for at least four other murders in washington state and the other in new york but few details. he confessed to killing a couple in vermont, bill and lorraine currier, from essex. their bodies were never found. they found signs of forced e
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
correspondent rick leventhal who is live tonight near the school. hello, rick. >> reporter: bret, we just heard from the governor, for the second time today. expressing his sorrow and his condolences to the families of all of those victims who suffer today at sandy hook elementary school in hang hang, which is in newtown, connecticut. as we now know a young man identified as adam lanza, 20 years old, went in to that school this morning, opened fire with apparently, with three weapons. glock handgun, another handgun and semi-automatic weapon and slaughtered 26 people inside that school before killing himself. we have now learned that adam lanza lived with his mother here in connecticut. woke up this morning, according to the federal source, shot his mother in the face. then took her car and went to her school and that is where this horrible shooting transpired. he killed 18 kids at the school. two children were found there and moved to a local hospital where they died. six other adults before killing himself. we know that when police arrived on scene just after 9:30 this morning, they didn't was
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
in the moment of silence from washington with members of his staff. rick leventhal is live for us tonight in newtown. rick? >> harris, the churches were initially asked to ring their bells 26 times and then the episcopal dies cease urged them to ring them twice more to include nancy lanza and her son saying we should pray for all souls, especially those who need it most. so the trinity episcopal church here in new town, connecticut did just that this morning and then the funerals began again. five more today. two teachers, three children remembered and laid to rest. 29-year-old rachel i davino and rachel spent 26 years. set to retire next year. grace mcdonnell and olivia ingle and dylan hockly. the special needs child found in the arms of his teacher. his brother jake released balloons in his honor. >> well, jake's release of the balloon in his brother's favorite color was a statement that yesterday is gone now tore foam dillon will -- now for tomorrow. dillon will never be forgotten. three more funerals for three little girls. >> yesterday's gone now for tomorrow. wow. i understand, rick
FOX News
Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
with this kid. rick leventhal on the top story at the bottom of the hour. live tonight in newtown. it sounds like this investigation is really taking a bit of an unusual turn, rick. >> yes, shepard. a genetic turn. obviously a key question for investigators is what was wrong with adam lanza? is there some clue in his d.n.a. to explain his murderous rampage? that's why the state medical examiner has asked a jennette cyst geneticists examine the results searching for some possible clue in adam lanza's remains. a possible motive under consideration is adam lanza found out out that his mom was planning to have him committed to a psychiatric institution. jealous of the time that she volunteered at sandy hook elementary school. if there is is evidence on lanza's home future to back it up. it's tough for investigators, shepard because there are reports that he smashed that hard drive before heading out of house. >> as investigators work on that. the families are still burying the dead. >> yeah. there were six funerals or wakes today alone that includes four kids and two adults being hailed as heros
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 1:00am PST
correspondent rick leventhal, as well as with a third grader who survived today's mass murder. "the factor" will be back in a moment >> bill: continuing with "the factor"'s coverage. joining us from the scene of the crime, fox news correspondent rick leventhal. what's going on now? lot of reporters obviously from all over the world have descended upon a small connecticut town. what are they trying to accomplish this evening? >> bill, obviously everyone is trying to get the latest information and try to piece together what happened here today. i can tell you that i've spoken with a number of federal investigators, one of whom, a seasoned investigator, one of the biggest, toughest guys i know, and he was shocked as he related the news to me. the details of this horrific crime. when you hear from law enforcement the horror at what transpired, it really brings it home. the fact that this kid, would shoot his own mother in her home and then drive to the school where she apparently worked and slaughtered children, it's almost too horrific to believe. >> bill: we get our reports from law enforcem
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
to that suggestion. >> we are breaking down their opinions. fox's rick leventhal has some numbers that might surprise you. >> reporter: after a week of silence, the national rifle association held a press conference friday, sparking even more debate. the nra has four million members, a strong pro gun organization with a power to vote and lobby for or against districter gun laws. after the sandy hook shooting when a trouble 20-year-old fired his way into an elementary school, using a semiautomatic rifle with high- capacitymagazines, there was a strong response. >> i ask the congress to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed officers through every school. the open thing that stops a bad guy -- the only thing that stops a bat bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a one. how do americans fall in this? according to a gallup poll, 53% say that would be effective. increasing government spending on mel taught health and screening would be very effective. a third said somewhat and 13% said they don't think. when asked to ban the sale of assault and semiautomatic weapons, ruffle 4 out of 10 said yes.
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 10:00am PST
from the authorities megyn: standby, we are going live to rick leventhal who is near the school at a park where the police will be holding a press conference. reporter: we are at a park that is very close to sandy hook elementary. the police have not arrived yet for the news conference, but we hope to have a lot more of these questions answered when they do. i have heard from a federal source personally that the number dead with 26 or 27, and included 18 children, also included the principal of the school and the gunman. two gunmen were at the scene. a glock pistol and a nonmetal -- 9-millimeter gun. he was dressed in camouflage. police are saying that he -- but there isn't an active search for any more shooters at this time. there are security procedures in place for the door should have been locked. anyone who wanted to enter the school after 9:30 p.m. would've had to be buzzed in and would've had to sign in when they got into the school itself. so we do not know how he got in, but we are told that this gunman may have killed as many as 26 people in the school, including up to
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am PST
there fast enough to protect you. >> kelly: following the story from our new york news room, rick leventhal. >> tabloids are having a field dale after the news conference. a gun nut and calling him the crazyiest man on earth. some are supporting him. >> school safety is a complex issue with no simple, single solution. but i believe trained, qualified armed security is one key component among many that could provide the first line of difference as well as the last line of defense. >> reporter: the debate over semi out automatic weapons has raged since friday sandy hook, and used rounds of ammo to murder 20 children and six women. and increasing police presence at schools would be effective and a third said somewhat effective and 12% said not effective. 42% said banning the sale of assault and semi automatic weapons is a good idea. two out of ten said somewhat and more than a third said this would not be effective. and maryland congressman steny hoyer says the n.r.a. misfired. >> i cannot believe those remarks represent anywhere near a significant portion of america. i don't believe, frankly
FOX News
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
ending as it began, with violence and blood. we have team fox coverage with rick leventhal on today's first funerals for the victims and updates on the survivors. first, the fox report's chief correspondent jonathan hunt live at the fire house in newtown, connecticut. where does the investigation stand tonight? >> it's moving slowly, john, and it's moving methodically. there are, of course, two main crime scenes. the school itself where those 20 children, ages six and seven, and the six female staff members were all gunned down, so horrifically on friday. that crime scene is likely to remain one, according to the cops, for months to come. it will not be reopened as a school until all of the investigative work is done there, if it reopens as a school at all. the second crime scene, of course, the first christian logically, is adam lanza's home, the home in which he woke up on friday morning and shot his mother in the head four times. he apparently also smashed a computer. cops are looking at that, too, for any evidence it may give them. ultimately they say they will get to the bottom
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
line on how kids are going back to school. first to rick leventhal with the latest on the investigation. police searched lanza's home for clues. one thing they reportedly did not find is of great interest. >> right. according to the hartford current, they found no prescription drugs in the home and no record that adam lanza was being treated for as bergers, autism or any mental illness. but investigators are said to be serving search warrants to obtain medical records for adam lanza. they're processing what's been described as a large amount of evidence, including phone and credit card records and computers recovered from the home that adam lived with his mother and where he shot and killed her on friday morning before his rampage. police are not confirming that a computer hard drive was smashed inside the home. they say they won't talk about any specific pieces of evidence. >> shepard: all right. to the story that got us here and that is this idea of a motive. it's my understanding from the reporting and from this source at foxnews.com that the reason they think this might be a motive
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
flights to be canceled or delayed. fox's rick leventhal has more on the travel trouble. >> approach, 133.95. >> reporter: the annual migration home for the holidays, not so merry for many this year. >> they have been giving us the runaround. we're stuck here until sunday. >> i learned my lesson. i won't be traveling again near christmas. >> reporter: friday's high winds and widespread delays, spiking travelers' blood pressure at laguardia. >> this is terrible. i fly a lot. this is the busiest i've ever seen this airport. >> reporter: parts of iowa, wisconsin and nebraska under feet of snow. hundreds of flights were canceled friday and more saturday, causing a ripple effect. at san francisco, a stranded jennifer northcot. >> you're basically living at this airport? >> yes, i am. >> how do you like our airport? >> i'm sorry, i can't say i like it very much right now! >> reporter: despite the travel troubles, there have been happy moments. home on leave from afghanistan, this husband and wife reunited again at portland international airport. >> i'm here, heim here! >> reporter: after his jo
PBS
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
six-year term on january 10th. for "teen kids news," i'm rick leventhal, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> it's amazing what a specially trained dog can do to assist a person with disabilities. felipe reports on a program where teens learn how to transform pets into helpers. >> these dogs are eager to get to school. they're also forming a special bond with their teen trainers. >> i started playing with dogs and training dogs when i was a young girl. >> a love of dogs and personal experience inspired jill felice to start assistance dogs of the west, or adw. >> my sister, karen, has a disability, and i started getting the dogs to help me and my sister, karen. you know, kids want to be kids, of course. i didn't want to have the responsibility of my sister, karen, so i used to get one of our first dogs to stay with her, and then, when she needed me, she could tell him, and he would come and find me. >> the school trains dogs to help people with disabilities become more independent. most of the adw's trainers are adults, but jill wanted to give kids the experience she had
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 9:00pm PST
to emerge. and our own rick leventhal son the scene. rick has the latest. >> schools are on lock down. the medical examiner and investigators are collecting evidence and going to the gruesome task of identifying bodies of 27 victims, including the shooter who shot himself after killing six adults and 20 kids, inside that have school. what we're now being told, what i've been told by investigators and federal law enforcement sources is that shooter killed his mother, shot her in the head in the home they share, here in newtown, connecticut this morning. then, took the three weapons she owned, a glock, a sig sauer handgun, and he gained entrance to the school through security, and then, opened fire. we know police responded. you heard the tapes we know they called in reenforcements. officers didn't waist time. they went into the school got kids in the survivors out of the school, moved them to a nearby fire house, set up as a staging area that. is where frantic parents were directed to collect their children, and take care of their kids, and get them home, safely, sean. >> sean: a coupl
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 1:00pm PST
tell us. rick leventhal there with the latest as well. rick? >> reporter: neil, as you said, we're waiting for update from the connecticut state police, regarding any additional information they can give us about the horrific shooting that happened earlier today at the sandy hook elementary school in sandy hook, which is in newtown, connecticut. confirmed 26 people were found dead inside that school. were killed in that shooting. 18 children dead in the school. two died at the hospital. six adults found dead inside the school, including the shooter who we are told now bywt sources is 20-year-old adam lanza. initially people identified the shooter as 24-year-old ryan lanza. that is adam's brother. apparently, adam may have been carrying ryan's i.d. and that's why there was confusion initially. we're told that the shooter was adam. his brother is now being questioned by authorities in hoboken, new jersey. we're told adam's mother was killed and a body was found inside the parent's home in newtown, connecticut. it's unclear who that body is. there were reports that the father had b
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 8:00am PST
now. rick leventhal has the latest from newtown. what is going on there today, rick? >> reporter: jon incredibly challenging times for the community, struggling are with the aftermath after that horrific mass murder. sending kids back to school and reassuring those kids they will be safe in those classrooms. in fact security has been beefed up at the six cools in the newtown school district that reopened their doors today. a sign in one window said, quote, we are strong. the flags are flying at half-staff. the we also saw more moving vans rolling from sandy hook elementary which is the one school still closed. it is still considered a crime scene. all the desks and chairs and equipment and supplies from sandy hook are being moved to another hill. chalk hill, in the town of monroe about seven miles away. that is where school administrators hope the survivors of sandy hook can go back to school sometimes perhaps later this week, jon. jon: there are pogue to be more funerals today? >> we had two funerals yesterday. two more funerals today. a heavy police presence outside the church today
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
. rick leventhal is live on staten island, new york, a little bit of a silver lining here, rick. >> reporter: yeah. of course a lot of businesses suffered as a result of hurricane sandy, especially restaurants and retail hit by that storm surge. but as you mentioned, some businesses are seeing a boom, especially in the home improvement area. construction jobs, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, roofers, drywall finishers, they're all working very, very hard, getting a lot of new business. we spoke to a couple, dana that and anthony devigne know, who run their own electrical contracting business, here's what they told us. >> people want their work done right away, and we're working as hard as we can to get that done for them. >> and i'm a firm believer in taking the work while it's there, so we really don't pass up too much. if we have to work saturdays and sundays, we will. >> reporter: no vacations in the near future? >> maybe after. after, when it settles a little bit. we'll be good. >> reporter: and that could take a couple of years according to anthony and another benefit
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
tears yet again today. rick leventhal is with us now. reporter: as those bells toll back, people were getting out of their vehicles to observe the solemn moment. we should tell you that initially come with a moment of silence in connecticut, proposed by the governor here -- at least 40 other states also observed this this morning at 9:30 a.m., one week since the shootings here. we can also tell you a couple of updates on the investigation. the events here, yesterday, nancy lanza's body it was claimed in new hampshire. police confirmed that she had a private funeral service yesterday with about 25 friends and family, under heavy police protection. her brother, a recently retired police officer, that happened yesterday. this town continues to mourn. martha: rick leventhal, thank you so much. indeed, it does. we watched the scene in newtown, connecticut. our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people there and across the country who remember these children and educators in the families who are affected by it. we will be right back. i always wait until the last minute. can i still sh
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
, and it bears repeating. >> rick: rick leventhal joins us from our new york city newsroom with a fair and balanced look at the gun control debate. >> reporter: the nra chief has taken a lot of heat for his first public comments since the school shooting, that happened yesterday afternoon and he placed blame on hollywood and violent videogame makers for exposing kids to too much bloodshed and making no mention of restricting sales on assault weapons or ammo. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to do what is necessary to put armed police officers in every, single school in this nation and to do it now, to make sure that blanket safety is in place, when our kids return to school in january. >> reporter: a "gallup poll" found 53% agreed with increasing police presence at schools and said it would be effective and a third said what the effective and 12%, not effective and asked if banning the sale of salt or semi assault or semi-automatic weapons, 42%, yes. and, 36%, not effective. and most democrats came out in support of tighter restrictions on the sale of assault weapons and
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
for the holidays. rick leventhal in staten island. the winner in the power ball jackpot has claimed the share of the 588-million-dollar prize. lottery officials in arizona say the second power ball winner is a married man in his 30's from fountain hills, arizona. but in arizona you can decline to take parts in these sorts of news conferences and he did just that and officials have not yet released his name. the winner decided to take the cash option of $192 million lump sum before taxes. have to wait to see if the lucky guy is the man from this surveillance video. you can see the man in yellow checking his numbers on the ticket in the store in maryland. after a moment, he pumps his arms in excitement and shows off that ticket. the clerk there says that slip of paper did have all the winning numbers and that the ticket was from arizona. a missouri couple claim the other half of the jackpot last week. the united states navy reports it's moving woreships into place to watch and possibly defend against a planned north korean rocket launch. they are at it again. and the details are just ahead. [ f
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
night and a big snow maker traveling up the eastern seaboard into next wednesday. in new york, rick leventhal, fox news >>> before the traveling, comes the shopping. the malls were very busy all over the country. some of them with extended hours to make it ease yes for those gifts. >> the kids and me. >> reporter: you are doing a little bit of christmas shopping for yourself? >> yes. >> reporter: you always have to treat yourself doing this type of shopping. >> otherwise, it's not worth it coming here. >> reporter: folks might luck out with online shipment. retailers are offering same day deliver and others guarantee christmas day delivery. if you did not get your order in, you might be out of luck. the annual toys for tots campaign handed out toys for children. they partnered with the u.s. marine corps to give something special to the kids who needed it the most. >> they got bigger and bigger and bigger. it's fantastic. >> last year, the toys for tots drive collect the more than 37,000 items for kids. >>> the first family arrived in hawaii for their holiday vacation. mr.and mrs. ob
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
and we saw more heart breaking goodbyes to the victims. rick leventhal in newtown tonight. rick? >> shepard, so many funerals here every day now that it's common to see processions passing by the outside of churches while other ceremonies are in progress. and today family and friends paid final respects to three more students and two teachers, including annemarie murphy a 52-year-old special education aid. cardinal timothy dollan delivered in new york where annemarie was remembered for trying to protect her kids. special need student dillon hockly was found shot to death in her arms. and tonight police in new hampshire, shepard, are confirming that nancy lanza was buried by her relatives in a private ceremony there. >> now we are getting word that adam lanza, the shooter here might have had an interest in joining the military? >> yeah. that story coming from the connecticut post which reports that after he dropped out of college classes adam lanza wanted to join the marine corps an idea his mother initially supported according to a family friend and then realized it wasn't somet
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
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FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
if he had grown up. this is tragedy that we have no answers for this. bill: rick leventhal live in new town with this now. do we know anymore details about the killer, rick? >> reporter: well, bill, we have learned new things about adam lanza. particularly he tried desperately to cover his tracks before his murderous rampage, smashing the computer hard drive according to police sources making it much more difficult to read his electronic data trail he left behind a former baby-sitter was saying there were early signs of his unpredictable behavior. adam's mother warned to keep close eye on the 12-year-old boy at all times. never turn his back on adam or go to the bathroom. less than a week before friday's shooting, nancy lanza, adam's mother that she was losing adam and he was getting worse. he suffered from asperger's a form of autism and he apparently used to burn himself because he felt no pain. he spent most of the time alone in the two bedrooms that he had in the family's sprawling home and reading and playing computer games. police trying to learn all they can about adam lanza in
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
leventhal live in newton, new jersey. i guess the number of bears killed is actually down this year, rick? >> reporter: yeah, a very quiet day so far at this check station, jon, and reflects the sharp dropoff in the kill total. we're in the third year of a five-year black bear management program in new jersey designed to reduce the number of bears and reduce the number of bear/human interactions. after three days last year, 311 bears were killed, this year just 193 killed. some say this recent warm weather may have played a factor because the bears have already gorged themselves on food and aren't out looking for more, but critics say it's evidence that this is about trophies and not about public safety. >> i've lived in the bear country for over ten years, and i've never had any issues with black bears. >> but other people have. >> there has never been an incident, a serious incident in the state of new jersey with a black bear. not in its history. >> reporter: well, one reason for the fewer bears being killed, jon, could also be there were fewer permits issued. last year there were over
FOX News
Dec 17, 2012 8:00am PST
its doors to the education of children. rick leventhal live in connecticut. therthere was a briefing. >> reporter: police told us they were tolding two crime scenes indefinitely. that includes the home where nancy lanza lived with her son adam, where she died after he shot her multiple times in the head. sandy hook elementary school also a crime scene as investigators poured throughout area where he went on his murderer rust rampage killing six adults and 20 children. investigators are going through computer records, phone records and other electronics serb -fpg for clues and a possible motive and they are interviews every single witness to friday's shooting and that includes the children who survived. i asked the police spokesman, lieutenant paul vance about that earlier. >> i don't want to give the details, it's a very, very, very tender, tender issue. i can tell you that any interviews with any children will be done with professionals, with parents and with investigators as appropriate. the investigators will determine how, when, where and why we'll do this. again understanding we
FOX News
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
that occurred on this site. right around this time on friday morning. rick leventhal my colleague with me this morning. rick, the mother nancy was shot four times in the head and found in her own home still wearing her pajamas and that's where we believe investigators will pick up today. what is the focus now as we start this day, rick? >> reporter: bill, the primary focus for investigators is determining what might have propelled this troubled 20-year-old to shoot his own mother and gun down 26 other innocents. we have learned, through family and friends that adam lanza had a form of autism known as asperger's. that he was troubled. that he spent most of his time/8w inside the family home and that friday morning he woke up, went to his mother's bedroom and shot herself times in the head before taking four of her weapons, taking her car, and driving to nearby sandy hook elementary school where he gunned down six adults and 20 children, all aged 6 and 7. investigators are pouring over a smashed computer found in the family home. also going through phone and credit card records, looking fo
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, for lost productivity and output. rick leventhal is live in staten island, new york where some industries have actually benefitted. what is the story there, rick? >> reporter: of koerbs, bil course, the businesses directly in the storm surge, retail and restaurants a lot of them have suffered dramatically. other businesses, contractors and home improvement have done very, very well. roofers, landscapers, electrical contractors. this couple run a electrical business and you guys have been crazy busy right? >> yes, since the storm we had hen emergency influx of emergency work. we are aeurbl to hire back some of the people we had laid off and we are looking to hire more people to handle the work that is coming in. >> reporter: you have more work than you can even do yourselves. >> wyatt this point. >> reporter: and you see what, no end in sight? >> we see this generating a very long term, at least a year, two years hopefully. >> reporter: it's great that they are actually able to employ other people as well. home depot, business is surging here and they are hiring 500 new workers on long isl
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 1:00pm PST
after adam lanza gunned down 26 people at a newtown school. rick leventhal is live for us in new york and the nra not making concessions? >> reporter: and some call wayne laperriere the craziest man on earth. he criticized hollywood and videogame makers and suggested that more weapons are needed to protect our schools. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is i good guy with a gun. >> reporter: according to a "gallup poll," 53% agreed increasing police presence at schools could be effective and a third said somewhat effective and 12%, not effective and half of those polled said increasing government spending on mental health screening and treatment would be very effective and a third, somewhat and 14% don't think it would help and when asked banning the selling of assault weapons and, 42%, yes, more than a third, 36% said it would not be effective and a "pew research poll" found more men than women want the right to own a gun and nancy lanza and
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am PST
. but it is controversial. rick leventhal joins us live from newton, new jersey, with more. >> reporter: there's been a sharp dropoff in the kill total this year, last year hunters were rolling in regularly with dead bears in the back of their pickup trucks. this year just a handful have come in as part of this program designed to reduce the number of bears across the state and reduce the number of bear/human interactions in the state. 193 killed in the first three days this year, 311 first three days last year. some say that the bears have already gorged on food and are laying low, but critics say it's evidence the hunt is about trophies and not about public safety. >> i've lived in bear country for over ten years, and i've never had any issues with black bears. >> reporter: but other people have. >> there has never been an incident, a serious incident in the state of new jersey with a black bear. not in its history. >> reporter: well, the state says the goal of this program is just that, to make sure there are no serious incidents. they've reduced the population from 3400 in 2010 to about 2800 toda
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am PST
to destroy his hard drive on his computer. a sign he may have planned this rampage well in advance. rick leventhal joins us live from newtown. >> reporter: the latest development is another funeral procession passing behind us. we believe this is for jessica rekos. it is focusing on what if any medications adam lanza might have been taking. that was the question we all asked in the moment after this attack. mental health experts think certain medications can contribute to erratic behavior. authorities are using search warrants to obtain medical records. the word of adam's asperger's comes from statement his mom made in divorce document. one key piece of evidence may have been severely damaged, the computer hard drive to adam's computer. sources say smashed that hard drive before heading out on his shooting spree. we have been seeing funerals today. that's where earlier this morning 6-year-old james mattioli was remembered. he beat his due date by four weeks because he was hungry. the services began for jessica rekos. the fourth 6-year-old to be buried the last couple days. even as the mo
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 3:00am PST
picture. rick leventhal is live in newtown, connecticut, with the latest. rick, it was one week ago this morning. >> it was indeed, steve. absolutely miserable weather day today. but despite this heavy rain, there will be five, at least five more funerals and memorial services held here in newtown today for the victims. there will also be a moment of silence observed at 9:30 a.m. across the state as well as in new york and new jersey, massachusetts, even the white house observing that moment of silence. and other states all the way down to florida where they will then ring 26 church bells for the 26 victims killed inside sandy hook elementary. and last night we got word that a gunshot where nancy lanza bought one of her weapons was raided by the atf. no word on what they may have found there. but nancy lanza was remembered at private funeral services in new hampshire with heavy police protection. she was shot four times in the head by her son, adam, before he smashed his computer hard drive and set out on his murderous rampage. investigators reportedly having a tough time retrieving
FOX News
Dec 17, 2012 10:00am PST
leventhal joins us live from newtown with the latest on that investigation. rick? >> reporter: megyn, you may have heard paul vance say there were moving vans, collecting furniture of the classroom other equipment from the school so it can be moved to another school, chalk hill elementary in monroe, connecticut. that is where the sandy hook kids who survived the shooting will attend classes later this week. he mentioned about all the broken hearts in the community and how important it is to conduct the investigation thoroughly and this is last press briefing that we expect to get for some time as they look into motives and what happened here and why. police told us they're holding two crime scenes indefinitely and where nancy lanza lived and where she died after he shot her multiple times. sandy hook is still a crime scene that is where six adults and 20 children were killed. they recovered significant evidence from the home that apparently includes one computer and telephones and other electronic evidence they will be searching through. they're interviewing every single witness. that wil
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
with our rick leventhal. he said he was hit over the head with a bottle and kicked and beaten on the ground by a group of up to 10 or more people. he woke up hospital with three staples in his head. meyer says this. he gave us a statement. he said the circumstances are unfortunate and doesn't go beyond that the altercation broke out at an event facility in columbia, kentucky, called, the red barn. we're waiting to find out from police specifics on sunday's at kerrtation. authorities say the severity of charge against alleged teenage attacker suggests that dakota meyer was see rememberly injured. he was hurt bad enough to be treated and released at a local hospital. the 18-year-old is charged with second degree assault following the fight that happened in the early hours on sunday. dakota meyer is the recipient of the med tall of honor which he received last year for his role in a 2009 fight against the taliban in afghanistan. meyer killed eight insurgents and said to save the lives of 13 american and 23 afghan soldiers. meyer was recently on the "fox & friends" talking about the events that
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